Joint training exercise for Greek, US forces

Greek and US military personnel will undergo joint training for peacekeeping operations in populated urban areas, training that will be held at a special training centre in Drossato, Kilkis prefecture in northern Greece, next week.
The exercise will take place with the participation of a small number of personnel from the 79th Airborne Brigade and a limited number of US military personnel.
“The aim of the training is familiarisation with the demands associated with the military missions abroad, more specifically, with participation in peacekeeping and humanitarian aid missions, such as KFOR and ISAF,” the Hellenic Army General Staff  announced.

“The aforementioned training activity has absolutely nothing to do with policing-type actions inside the country, considering that they are not part of the mission of the armed forces as defined in the Constitution,” the same press release stressed.

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